Broadcasting

Take That To Appear On Jonathan Ross

Jonathan Ross welcomes Take That to this week’s Friday Night With Jonathan Ross on BBC One. The group talk about their next album – Gary Barlow says: “we haven’t started yet… we’re really looking forward to trying again.” And Gary also explains how they still can’t believe their renewed success: “We’re genuinely surprised… trying to keep up with it all. This for us is enormous.” They also reveal how they

Tarrant Quiz-Show Axed

Chris Tarrant’s latest quiz-show for ITV1, The Colour of Money, has been axed by the struggling broadcaster after just seven episodes. Struggling broadcaster ITV has wielded its axe once more and this time it has fallen on Chris Tarrant’s new game-show, The Colour of Money. ITV execs had high hopes for the show hoping it would be a huge success like Tarrant’s other quiz-show, Who Wants To Be A Millionaire?

CBBC launch two new science series

Space Hoppers is a brand new seven part series featuring interplanetary adventures featuring physicist Professor Brian Cox and, following the success of the first season of Richard Hammond’s Blast Lab, there will be a further twenty-six new episodes of the popular science-based gameshow. Anne Gilchrist, Controller of CBBC, who commissioned both series, said: “It’s great for CBBC to have two such powerful science series. It is perfect inspirational material for

Tank Load Of More Comedy From Aunty Beeb

As we reported earlier in the week the BBC is boosting its comedy output from Scotland, and today they announced further programming from the same studios. Three comedy pilots – Burnistoun, Limmy’s Show and Gary: Tank Commander – are to be made into three six-part series later this year. Ewan Angus, Executive Producer for BBC Scotland, said: “This is exciting to be supporting and developing comedy talent from the different

New Editor For Newsround

Owenna Griffiths has been appointed as Editor of CBBC‘s Newsround, it has been announced. For 36 years Newsround has set the agenda for news for children – remaining the only daily news programme in this country for six to 12 year olds. Owenna is currently an Assistant Editor on BBC Radio 4‘s Today. In this role she has edited two editions of the programme from Basra with John Humphrys and

Hustle Moves To The Midlands

Hit BBC One drama Hustle is relocating to the Midlands for its next series. Produced by Kudos Films the sixth series will be based in Birmingham after teaming up with Advantage West Midlands and Screen WM – tapping into the agency’s Advantage Media Production Fund. Screen WM comment the move to Birmingham will see ”The city’s many and varied locations providing a new backdrop for the popular drama which is

Kemp To Host Great British Menu

Ross Kemp has been announced as the host of the banquet for this year’s finale of Great British Menu. The special one-hour documentary, on BBC Two on Tuesday 16 June at 8.00pm, follows the remaining four chefs, after eight weeks of intense national and regional rounds, as they cook and serve their winning dishes to the troops returning from Afghanistan. Ross says: “I’m honoured to be hosting such a prestigious

Foyle’s War to be axed – again?

The writer and creator ITV drama Foyle’s War is convinced that the series could be axed – again – as ITV looks for ways to cut back costs. Anthony Horowitz, the creator of Foyle’s War, fears his drama series could be ditched by ITV once again. The series stars Michael Kitchen as Christopher Foyle, a cop who investigates crime against the backdrop of World War Two. The series was hugely

More ‘We Need Answers’ for BBC Four

Richard Klein, Controller of BBC Four, has commissioned a second series of We Need Answers, the anarchic comedy game show, where the public set the questions to be answered by celebrity guests. Hosted by Mark Watson, with expert analysis from Alex Horne and quiz master Tim Key, the series will return for a 13-week run later this year. Each week two celebrities will battle it out to be crowned the